Archer County Sheriff’s   Weekly  Report

Sheriff Staci Beesinger

The Sheriff’s Office received 105 Calls for Service during the past 7-day period ending Sunday, December 22. 2019. On the day of this report there were 21 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 18 men and 3 women.

Shortly after 6pm Monday evening, a Bowman Fireman reported a 2-vehicle accident on Hwy 79 near Lakeside City. Deputies, DPS, and medical personnel responded and one person was transported to a Wichita Falls Hospital with unknown injuries. A male driver from one of the vehicles was placed under arrest for felony Driving While Intoxicated, 3rd or more, and transported to the Archer County Jail. The 40-year-old man was released the following day after posting a $10,000 bond.

Around 3:30pm Monday, a report was received about a possible assault that occurred at an Archer City Nursing facility sometime over the previous weekend. A resident there was transported to a Wichita Falls Hospital with facial fractures. An Investigator was notified to respond and later a State employed medical professional was called in to conduct an investigation. The Texas Rangers are investigating.

Around 5pm Tuesday afternoon, a business owner on Hwy 79 reported that his 30ft pipe trailer was missing from his business. A Deputy responded and took a report on the missing trailer. After conducting an investigation, it was learned that a Deputy on patrol the previous evening had stopped a vehicle pulling a pipe trailer with no lights. At that time the trailer was not reported stolen. The Deputy even helped the driver by giving him some small LED lights to use as tail lights and covered them with red evidence tape. The Deputy had checked the man’s identification and found that he lived in Throckmorton. Once the report was taken a Deputy went to Throckmorton to check the trailer from the previous evening and found that it was in fact the stolen trailer. While recovering the trailer an illegal substance was located inside the thief’s vehicle. Throckmorton will file the drug charge and Archer County is filing the Theft of the Trailer on the man. He will be arrested once warrants are issued for his arrest. The red evidence tape supplied by the Deputy was still on the stolen trailer when recovered.

Around 11:30pm Wednesday night, Archer City Police stopped a vehicle on Hwy 79 north of the City Limits for a traffic violation. The vehicle was occupied by a male and female and the male driver was checked for valid driver’s license. The driver gave the Officer consent to search his vehicle and a .22 caliber Ruger was located inside along with Marijuana. The driver was placed under arrest for Possession of Marijuana and transported to the Archer County Jail where he was released the following day after posting a $3000 bond. The vehicle was released to the female passenger.

Around 8am Thursday morning, Archer City Police went to the Archer Nursing Center to follow up on a report from Wednesday of a new employee who didn’t come in to work for a couple of days. The employee’s vehicle was parked at the Nursing Center with damage to it but she could not be located. Several calls were made to her home in Burkburnett and to the Burkburnett Police Department requesting they try and locate her. Police in Burkburnett advised that they had checked her residence but could not locate anyone there. Finally, around 2:30pm Thursday afternoon, a man called to report that the woman was being treated at a Wichita Falls Hospital for an unknown issue.

Shortly after 2:30am early Friday morning, a Deputy on patrol on Hwy 79 observed a vehicle travelling at 101mph southbound on Hwy 79 near Carter Rd. The Deputy activated his overhead lights and attempted to catch up to the driver. He reported the vehicle was pulling away from him and that his speed was increasing. Other units were contacted to lay spike strips to get the driver stopped. The driver approached the Wichita River Bridges and began slowing down and eventually came to a stop. The man was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated and transported to the Archer County Jail where a specimen of his blood was obtained by medical personnel. He was released the following day after posting a $3000 bond.

Around 5:30pm Friday afternoon, an Archer City resident reported that someone removed a 4’X4’ political yard sign from her property sometime on Friday or Thursday night. Anyone caught stealing political or any other type of signs will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Shortly after 1am early Saturday morning, a Deputy patrolling on Hwy 79 near the Wichita River Bridges stopped a vehicle on a traffic violation. The vehicle registered out of Minnesota was occupied by 2 male subjects, one from Oklahoma and one from North Carolina. The vehicle was loaded down with several items. The Deputy asked for consent to search the vehicle and was granted consent. Marijuana and a container of urine were found in the vehicle. Both men were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Falsification of Drug Test Results. They were transported to the Archer County Jail where they were released later Saturday after posting bonds.

Around 10:15 Saturday night, a citizen reported that there was a dark colored pickup at Allsups that had been driving on the wrong side of the roadway in Archer City. The citizen also reported that the vehicle and struck a mobile home and took out a fence with the vehicle. The caller said the female driver of the vehicle was trying to leave Allsups and backed into a concrete culvert and there was a man outside with a gun. Deputies and Archer City Police responded and made contact with the female driver of the vehicle. She was complaining of injuries and an ambulance was called to treat her. She was transported to a Wichita Falls Hospital. Archer City Police went to the Hospital to investigate the accident and claims of damage. The woman’s blood was obtained for testing and a warrant for her arrest will be issued at a later date depending on the results. The man with the gun was a resident in the house by the culvert who had come outside to see what was going on.

Shortly after midnight early Sunday morning, a woman reported that her 24-year-old son had taken her vehicle without permission. She advised that she did not want him arrested but wanted her vehicle back. She said her son was intoxicated and she was concerned about him getting injured or causing damage to her vehicle. While Deputies were responding the caller reported that he was now at her residence causing a disturbance. Deputies arrived and spoke with all parties involved. No one observed the man drinking and he was not driving. The caller loaded him up and took him away from the residence to prevent further issues for the night. No charges were filed.

Around 9:15pm Sunday night, a resident living on Hwy 79 near T Bone Rd reported that a semi- truck/tractor had jack knifed and was blocking both lanes of the highway. Another vehicle then struck the trailer on the truck. Deputies, DPS, and medical personnel responded to work the crash. One person was transported to a Wichita Falls Hospital with unknown injuries. The truck driver told Officers that he realized he was going the wrong way and thought he could turn around. He became struck blocking the highway when a Suburban struck the trailer. DPS is investigating.

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